Biography of Dr. Brad Lehman





Professor Brad Lehman received the B.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, the M.S.E.E. from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the Ph.D. E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987, 1988, and 1992, respectively. The Ph.D. was jointly directed by the Department of Mathematics.

Dr. Lehman is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University and previously was a Hearin Hess Distinguished Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. In 1994, Dr. Lehman was one of fifteen engineering faculty selected by the White House to become an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, cited for his work in applied and theoretical controls, power electronics and vibrations. This award, administered by the National Science Foundation, is given "to recognize and support some of the Nations most outstanding science and engineering faculty early in their careers" (taken from the NSF program announcement). He is also a recipient of an Alcoa Science Foundation Fellowship and previously was a visiting scientist at MIT.

Dr. Lehman actively performs research in the area of power electronics, electric motor drives, controls, and differential equations. He previously directed the Power-One/Northeastern University DC-DC Converter Research Center from 1999 - 2001. The center focused on the development, design and modeling of low power (<200W) DC-DC converters for telecommunication and datacommunication applications.

Dr. Lehman is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and previously was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. In 1999 he was a lead science advisor to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the Y2K issue for the Power Industry, where he aided State Senators to supervise utility industry Y2K remediation. From 1988-1991, Dr Lehman was the head swimming and diving coach of the Georgia Institute of Technology Varsity Men's Swim Team. He received a conference coach of the year award in 1991 and served as a technical consultant in the design of the 1996 Olympic swimming warm-up pool in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Lehman has a limited understanding of Mandarin Chinese and occasionally attempts to speak "Chin-glish", which to him is Chinese, but to his Chinese colleagues and students is a mixture of Chinese and English, spoken in a southern accent.